If you’re looking for the best Barcelona rooftop bars, this list is about as extensive as it gets.
There are few better places on earth to enjoy a rooftop experience than Barcelona. In a city with few major high-rises, 19th-century architectural marvels are just as likely to have a bar up top as any modern addition.
Come the summer, endless sun basks upon Eixample and the Gothic District. The Barcelona rooftop bars are usually places with a touch of luxury. They have sunbeds, colorful drinks, and plenty of space to relax.
Whether you’re spending 3 days in Barcelona or you’re here for the long term, you’ll want to add some of these bars to your itinerary.
It’s a city made for rooftops. So the question now becomes, what are the best of them?
Spread throughout every district, our favorite Barcelona rooftop bars provide amazing views and equally delicious food. While they quickly become memorable spaces to enjoy time with your traveling crew.
What’s the Nightlife Like in Barcelona?
Barcelona is renowned for its vibrant, atmospheric nightlife. Beyond the elegant rooftop bars in Barcelona is an incredible array of pubs, bars, and clubs. You can penny-pinch, chase the chill vibes, or go to neon-emblazoned clubs and stay up till the early hours.
Thanks to Barcelona’s many districts from the Gothic Quarter to Port Olimpic, which is home to the beach clubs, there will always be something new to experience every evening.
How Expensive is the Nightlife in Barcelona?
Overall, the nightlife in Barcelona isn’t expensive. This, of course, is a generalization. The real answer will depend on a variety of factors; from the strength of your native dollar to whether you choose wine over cocktails. On average, a pint of beer will set you back €5, a cocktail about €12, and a glass of wine about €3.50.
Rooftops in Barcelona tend to be some of the more expensive places to eat and drink in the city. These elevated (quite literally) spots come with splendid views and crafted cocktails while offering a more exclusive experience.
1. Sky Bar Hotel Iberostar – $$$
Seven stories above the bustling Plaça de Catalunya, the Sky Bar offers some of the best cocktail-infused views in Barcelona.
Spread across the hotel’s roof, the gorgeous bar features a mix of dining and loungers around an infinity pool. Both combine to create the perfect setting for drinks and bites as the sun sparkles against the turquoise pool.
If you plan to come in the summer to enjoy some food, cocktails, and time by the pool, then be sure to make a reservation, especially for weekends.
2. La Dolce Vitae at Majestic Hotel – $$$
Majestic isn’t just a part of the name, La Dolce Vitae has incredible views elevated by a very upscale crowd. Ten floors up, Barcelona spreads from your feet to the horizon.
Crafted cocktail in hand, you’ll spot Casa Batlló, Tibidabo, and the Sagrada Familia. Come nightfall, the skyline lights up.
The menu matches the elegance of the rest of the rooftop bar. You’ll find options like veal burgers, tuna steaks, beef filet with truffle sauce, and octopus to name just a few of their standout dishes. Expect to pay about €25-30 per main meal and be sure to make a reservation if you want to come on the weekend.
3. Eleven BCN – $$
Chill vibes and great views are two of our favorite features of Eleven BCN. The rooftop pool is only open to guests, so if you’re looking for a sunny daytime spot and you’re not staying here, this isn’t the one for you. However, if you want rooftop bar views alongside some of the best cocktails in town, this is where to head by night in Barcelona.
Alternatively, book a stay at the Gran Hotel Calderon to enjoy this view and the pool in the sunshine all day long.
Its central position on Rambla de Catalunya makes the 360-degree views even more important as you can gaze across endless landmarks.
4. Terraza Ayre – $$$
The Sagrada Familia is as fascinating as it is utterly spellbinding. You won’t get many better views of the iconic cathedral than Terraza Ayre. From your shady lounge chair, it’ll feel as if you could reach out and touch it, without even spilling your drinks.
Because of its incredible location and unbeatable view, making a reservation, no matter what day of the week, is essential. You can do so right on their website.
As you gorge on tapas and dessert eats, you’ll be able to take some of your favorite pictures of Sagrada without the busy crowds.
5. La Terraza BCN Urban Club – $$$
Equally trendy and chill, La Terraza BCN Urban Club remains somewhat of a hidden gem. This is despite its memorable views of the city skyline and Montjuïc.
Featuring a bar and restaurant, you won’t just be settling for some daytime drinks. It’s perhaps one of the best Barcelona rooftop bars on this list for daytime food, drinks, and views.
In the evening, you can enjoy a romantic rooftop dinner paired with something from the club’s huge selection of wines.
6. B_Pool at B-Hotel – $$
This rooftop bar has crawled up our rankings thanks to its affordability and location. Steps from Plaza Espanya, B_Pool presents a day of tapas and cocktails that won’t hurt your wallet.
The B_Pool rooftop bar is only open seasonally, so it’s not somewhere to come during the winter months, but if you want great views with a drink during the summer, be sure to make a reservation or come up for a cocktail and a drink during the week. Just be sure to bring your sunscreen, it can get hot!
The charming space comes with a rooftop pool and although it’s only for hotel guests, it elevates the atmosphere. While the poolside couches become a hot commodity through the summer.
If you want to be able to relax by the pool during your trip to Barcelona, you can book a stay at B-Hotel here.
7. Terraza de Vivi – $$$
In the beautiful Gothic Quarter, Terraza de Vivi is the place to go after a day of admiring Barcelona’s incredible architecture.
Located inside the Casa de Vivi Hotel, part of the stylish Kimpton Hotels Group, this is a stunning place to come for drinks, food, and amazing views.
After a morning of wandering cobbled streets, a few drinks and snacks at Terraza de Vivi is the perfect reward.
They are best known for their brunch. Free-flowing mimosas and a thoughtful and healthy menu. You should make a reservation for if you plan to visit then. Check out their website for all the details.
8. The Pulitzer Terrace – $$$
A short stroll from Plaça de Catalunya, the Pulitzer Terrace, is a leafy oasis. From the bustling streets below, the rooftop is a tranquil paradise far removed from it all.
Traditional Catalan cuisine makes up the bulk of the menu and come the evening the Pulitzer’s renowned DJs hit the deck.
If you are looking for a place with great live music and spectacular cocktails, and to get away from the bustle of the city, then this is the place to head.
9. 360º at Barceló Raval – $$$
As the name suggests, 360º does indeed have all-encompassing views. Located on the 11th floor of the Barceló Raval Hotel, the bar is a balcony that wraps all the way around the building.
From 40m (130ft) above the city floor, you’ll have an unencumbered perspective of the world below. Of course, none of this would be complete without the rooftop’s fabulous bar eats and drinks. The best of which can be devoured during their weekend brunch.
To enjoy this hotel bar to its fullest, you can book a stay at Barceló Raval here.
10. Rooftop Verbena – $$$$
You’ll find the Rooftop Verbena within the 5-stary Monument Hotel. This is the former home of Enric Batlló, set within the Golden Square and is one of the most wonderful places to visit even if just for one drink.
After making your way to the summit of this architectural gem, you’ll find a cozy, leafy space with ample room to chill out. While the drinks are great, Verbana is famous for its mouthwatering sandwiches.
11. Ohla Chillout Terrace – $$$$
Basking in the sunshine at the Ohla Chillout Terrace is one of the best Barcelona rooftop experiences. They are the self-proclaimed best rooftop bar in Barcelona and are open to non-hotel guests each evening from 6pm-midnight.
From the rooftop, you can relax in opulent luxury. The rich wooden deck sprawls out with sundowners and lounges perfect for taking it all in. Good cocktails and cold beer are just a refreshing bonus.
If you want to enjoy the rooftop bar and pool during the day, you can book a few nights at the stunning Ohla Hotel here.
12. Yurbban Trafalgar Hotel – $$$$
At Yurbban Trafalgar Hotel, you can relax with a drink and soak in the views back over the city. Lonely Planet rated this as one of the top 5 rooftop bars in Barcelona.
It’s the sunsets that really steal the show. With little in the way but cathedral spires, the blazing sky makes for an unforgettable backdrop to Yurbban’s stylish pool and lounge space.
Book a stay at Yurbban Trafalgar Hotel so that you can enjoy the pool and swim-up bar service as well.
13. El Palace Rooftop Garden – $$$
There is much more to El Palace Rooftop Garden than just rooftop eats and colorful drinks. El Palace is infused with history.
It’s home to the works of Ramon Casas and its gorgeous rooftop carries on the legacies of genuine palace gardens. Check their schedule as they run anything from outdoor movie nights (heck yes!) to pilates.
14. OD Sky Bar – $$$
In the center of the Eixample district, OD Sky Bar offers patrons a prime position to watch the world go on by.
The breeze through the outdoor space, as the lush terrace lined with hedges and plants, makes it a private alcove in a busy city. Exceptional drinks are also paired with DJs come Friday and Saturday nights.
15. La Terraza del Claris – $$$$
La Terraza del Claris delivers a relaxing experience with a splash of urban nature. The breeze of elegance and intimacy flows throughout the green space, creating a vibe that is perfectly in step with the Mediterranean.
The drinks are great, but one of the best reasons to come here is for dinner. This isn’t just a rooftop bar, you see, it’s a fine dining experience that also happens to offer exceptional views back over Barcelona. Book a table here.
If you just want to come for bar service and some of their delicious tapas, no reservation is needed. Simply head to the bar.
16. ElCielo Rooftop – $$$$
Big skies and epic ocean views await those headed to the ElCielo Rooftop.
On the top of the Sofitel, this rooftop space is effortlessly elegant, like most things at the Sofitel tend to be. They are all about celebrating the fabulous views and not drawing your eyes elsewhere.
Although it’s not open to the public until 7pm, it’s always worth the wait. Want to get up there earlier? Book a few nights at the Sofitel and guests can go up whenever they’d like.
17. Sky Bar at Grand Hotel Central – $$$
The other Sky Bar in Barcelona can be found in the Gothic Quarter. Featuring a wonderful rooftop pool, you’ll be able to dance between dipping your toes and lying on the cozy sunbeds.
Much of Barcelona can be spotted from your vantage point. It’s a toss-up whether it will be the great tapas and cocktails or the views that will be the most memorable part of your evening.
18. Azimuth Rooftop Bar – $$$$
The first-come, first-served Azimuth Rooftop Bar is a quaint space awash in red furniture.
The small area is popular, but without accepting reservations, it never feels overcrowded. Captivating city views are complemented by an enticing cocktail list that makes beating the crowd instantly worthwhile.
19. Terrat at Mandarin Oriental Barcelona – $$$$
The Mandarin Oriental Hotel boasts opulent accommodations around the world. So it’s only fair that its rooftop bar followed suit.
With 360-degree views, there isn’t much you won’t see as you devour the bar’s Peruvian cuisine while watching the sun go down. This is the spot for a spendy, but romantic dinner. Book a table by calling +34 93 151 88 88.
20. Panoramic Terrace at Colón Hotel – $$$
Just across from the Barcelona Cathedral, the Panoramic Terrace offers travelers some of the best views of this incredible landmark. The views may be thrilling, but the vibe is relaxed.
The open-air terrace is perfectly paired with the Terrace’s handmade sangria and the tunes of live music throughout the week. Enjoy it each day by booking a stay at the Colón Hotel here.
21. Eclipse at W Hotel – $$$$
The W Hotel in Barcelona is unlike anything else the city presents. This building has become a landmark of the Barcelona skyline and you can enjoy it both from the beach and then again when you head up to their exceptional rooftop bar in Barcelona.
An unmissable part of La Barceloneta beach, it’s home to perhaps Barcelona’s most exclusive rooftop. Eclipse is on the hotel’s 26th floor and is home to incredible sea views and unrivaled sunsets.
It’s more of a club than a bar, with live music and DJs, dim lighting, table service, and a dance floor. You have to make a booking for a table well in advance and pack your best night attire because only the most stylish and well-dressed are welcome.
22. La Isabela at Hotel 1898 – $$
Steps from La Rambla, La Isabella is right amongst the action which makes its elevated platform and 360-degree views even more enticing. It’s located inside Hotel 1898 which is inside an incredible historical building. The spa and pool make you feel in like you’re in a medieval wine cellar (book a stay here to enjoy it!).
Hand-crafted cocktails will help kick things off and soon you’ll be ready to make the most of the bar’s homemade tapas. The selection of tapas includes classics like Jamon Iberico croquetas as well as some less traditional options and plenty of great seafood, too.
The bar is only open seasonally, so it’s not an option for the colder months, but it’s great for summer.
23. The Roof at The Barcelona EDITION – $$$$
Wandering onto The Roof, your eyes aren’t drawn to the endless vistas but instead to the deck’s gorgeous decor. Cream fabrics blend right in with the warm, dark woods that create an absolute sensation of elegance. There are tables, a bar, lounge chairs, and couches to choose from.
Most rooftops in Barcelona are summer-only. Not here, with classic cocktails and shared plates available year-round. If the weather isn’t ideal, they slide closed the glass doors and you can enjoy the view from the indoor section in warmth.
If you want to come on a sunny Saturday or Sunday, be sure to make a booking on their website ahead of time.
24. The Rooftop at Sir Victor – $$$
Views of Casa Milà are just a small part of what makes this rooftop worth a visit. This is one of our favorite Barcelona rooftop bars on this list thanks to its laid-back vibes, expert cocktail making, and seats both in the sun and in the shade.
Cozy loungers, chic bar space, and a glistening pool create a memorable setting to peruse The Rooftop’s offerings. These include Catalan and Mediterranean cuisine, craft cocktails, and a lengthy wine list. Reserve a table here.
25. 1881 per Sagardi – $$$$
Atop the celebrated Museu d’Historia de Catalunya, 1881 per Sagardi, is an incredible harbor-side rooftop. A local hot spot, guests revel in the portside views as the salty sea breeze cools them on a sunny day.
Mediterranean cuisine and creative cocktails are often then paired with live DJs as night sets in.
26. The Rooftop at Serras – $$$$
Another spot with eloquent harbor views, the Rooftop at Serras, is led by a Michelin-starred chef, so you’re coming as much for the food as you are for the views (maybe even more so for the food!).
The beautiful dining space also comes with a rooftop pool and lounge. Wherever you go, you can expect your food to be top-notch and matched by equally inventive cocktails.
You can come without a reservation if you just want to have a few cocktails at the bar. However, if you plan to have a meal here, be sure to make a booking well in advance.
27. Rooftop at Arenas de Barcelona – $$$
If you shopped till you dropped, then you won’t be able to leave Arenas de Barcelona for a while.
The good news is that atop this 5-story shopping complex stands a rooftop space like no other in Barcelona. It’s a gastronomic adventure. There are seven restaurants serving drinks and food inspired by international and local cuisine.
You’ll find everything from paella and tapas to pizza and ramen noodles. The quality of the food is fantastic and it’s a great option if you’re with a larger group who all have different dietary needs (or wants).
28. 83,3 Terrace Bar – $$$$
83,3 Terrace Bar is one of the highest Barcelona rooftop bars. On the 12th floor of the Hotel Royal Passeig de Gràcia, you’ll enjoy vibrant views made better by the bar’s luxurious atmosphere.
Craft cocktails, wines, and beers help wash down the delicious tapas and dessert treats. The best part? It’s open all year long and you don’t have to be a guest to enjoy every aspect of this stylish rooftop bar in Barcelona. Book a table here.
29. 173 Rooftop Terrace – $$$$
In Montjuïc, 173 Rooftop Terrace has wonderful views across this famous Barcelona district.
As you admire the townhouses, cathedrals, and distant mountains, you’ll have a hard time choosing between the Terrace’s cocktail, gin, and wine list. The on-site restaurant also serves up delicious Mediterranean cuisine.